Founder and Lead Singer
Hugo Ferreira is a Portuguese-American African-born singer/songwriter musician. He is best known for being the lead singer and songwriter for the American rock band Tantric.
Hugo Ferreira was born in Luanda, Angola, which at the time was a Portuguese colony, to Portuguese colonial settlers. After the independence of Angola in 1975, his family moved to Hudson, Massachusetts in the United States. Hugo began playing the piano at around age 5. According to his biography, he began thinking about writing and composing music at 14 years of age.
Before becoming a more mainstream artist, Ferreira was a member of wedding bands, dance music groups, “off-tune” rock groups, and Portuguese folklore groups. After graduating from Hudson High School in 1992, he moved to Detroit, Michigan, where he started the band Merge with Paul Hemsworth. In the course of the next four years, the band self-released a record and a six-song tape.
Jaron began playing at the age of 15 and has never looked back. He began his career studying music styles of the 70’s and 80’s before submerging himself in the world of heavy metal. After years of DIY tours and band changes, he found himself crossing over into the rock world. He has been in and out of various bands as a member, session player, and hired gun before finding a home with Tantric. Jaron loves to keep busy and push the envelope at all times, and looks forward to bringing that energy to the fans every single night.
Sebastian Anthony LaBar, son of Jeff LaBar, guitarist for the rock band Cinderella, was born and raised in Springfield, Pennsylvania. Growing up, he always wanted to play music. With the help of his dad, the Philadelphia school of rock, and various other teachers, he started honing his craft at a young age. Following high school he joined the Philadelphia based rock band Mach22. With them, he went on to open for many big artists like Guns n Roses, Bon Jovi, Steel Panther, Skid Row, and Tom Keifer just to name a few. He also has been a part of other bands and projects like the nasty things, chad Jenkins band, jasmine cain, and Jeff LaBar. Sebastian joined Tantric in January of 2018.
Ian Corabi grew into his passion for playing the drums throughout his life. Starting at the age of four years old, it has been his dream to become a professional musician like his father, John Corabi. Ian started realizing his dream by performing with various punk rock and metal bands. Through his affiliation with Mureau, he participated in his first record deal. He acquired touring experience, both domestically and internationally, with a variety of bands including Deserters, Volumes and with John Corabi’s solo band. After a successful audition, he has been drumming with his dad’s band since 2014. While gaining experience in the industry, Ian has also worked as a session drummer with Deserters.
Embarking on Tantric’s upcoming tour will be his most significant professional endeavor keeping his dream of earning his living as a professional musician a continued reality.
His biggest musical influences are John Bonham, Tommy Lee, Morgan Rose, Chad Sexton and Travis Barker.